Gujarat (SunstarTV Bureau): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Ropax ferry services between Surat and Saurashtra in Gujarat, through video conferencing today. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani also attended the event.
This ferry service will reduce the distance between Surat and Saurashtra from 317 km (by road) to just 60 kilometers, informed Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Shipping Minister.
Saurashtra is a peninsular region of Gujarat, India, located on the Arabian Sea coast. It covers about a third of Gujarat state, notably 11 districts of Gujarat, including Rajkot District. It was formerly a state of India before it merged with Bombay state. In 1961 it separated from Bombay and joined Gujarat.